The most disrespected person in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.— Malcolm X
Colorful Black Person quotations
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
A child born to a Black mother in a state like Mississippi.
.. has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It's not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.
You don't need another person, place or thing to make you whole.
God already did that. Your job is to know it.
Life is like a piano, the white keys represent happiness and the black shows sadness, but as you go through life's journey, remember that the black keys also makes music.
Maybe we'll stop training our kids to stop looking at someone and automatically seeing them as Black or White or of this religion or that one etc, and instead, as a human being. Maybe we can stop forcing our ideas like, "I don't want them to marry this person because they are of this religion or this color" on them.
You don't fall in love with a gender, you fall in love with a person.
When you say to a person of colour, 'When I see you, I don't see you Black;
I just see everybody the same' think about that. You don't have the right to say to a person, 'I do not see you as you are; I want to see you as I would be more comfortable seeing you.'
To love a person is to see all of their magic, and to remind them of it when they have forgotten.
The only person on the planet saying derogatory things about his woman is the black man.
Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from privileged strata of society.
When someone asks me about violence, I just find it incredible, because what it means is that the person who’s asking that question has absolutely no idea what black people have gone through, what black people have experienced in this country, since the time the first black person was kidnapped from the shores of Africa.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
Africans and persons of African descent must assume the primary responsibility and leadership in historical research....if we are to continue to leave practically all important historical research and writing concerning the black race to the white man, then we must be prepared to accept, uncomplainingly, the white man's point of view.
Don't judge the future of a person based on his present conditions, becausetime has the power to change black coal to shiny diamond.
I was the only Black person on the set.
It was unusual for me to be in a circumstance in which every move I made was tantamount to representation of 18 million people.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
So, to say Barack Obama is progress is saying that he's the first black person that is qualified to be president. That's not black progress. That's white progress.
I mean, I'm pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I'm like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I'm just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television.
A person whose skin is metallic can no more have its reproduction restricted than a black-skinned person. Regarding life as a form of machinery and intelligent machines as people without our environmental limitations is essential in understanding FAP, the Final Anthropic Principle, which deals with evolution in the far future.
A strong person loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again, perseveres... No matter what life throws at them.
When I was in Mecca I noticed that their, they had no color problem.
That they had people there whose eyes were blue and people there whose eyes were black, people whose skin was white, people whose skin was black, people whose hair was blond, people whose hair was black, from the whitest white person to the blackest black person.
...people will go for anything they don't understand if it's got enough hype. They want to be hip, want always to be in on the new thing so they don't look unhip. White people are especially like that, particularly when a black person is doing something they don't understand...That's what I thought was happening when Ornette hit town.
No person has the right to rain on your dreams.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude... My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who you are...
The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings.
I realized that I didn't see many paintings with black people in them.
Blacks don't square dance. If you see a black person square dancing, it is definitely the seventh sign.
This hair has a reputation of being stereotypically punk rock, and I'm the girliest person you'll ever find so it took a while for me to figure out how to convey my style. I never wear black very often anymore, all the colors I wear are extremely soft and lovely.
A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected.
We were not talking about the average white person: we was talking about the corporate money rich and the racist jive politicians and the lackeys, as we used to call them, for the government who perpetuate all this exploitation and racism.
I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
Why does every black person in the movies have to play a servant? How about a black person walking up the steps of a courthouse carrying a briefcase?
Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.
That I am a national figure because I was the first person in 192 years to be at once a congressman, black, and a woman proves, I would think, that our society is not yet either just or free.
Creating art or something beautiful makes you a more fulfilled person than they can ever be because they're caught up in what they hate rather than what they love.
The only person standing in your way is you.
Be the one who makes everyone feel like someone!
Trying to find my flaws is like trying to find a black person at one of our concerts
Sometimes I feel like when someone asks me if I believe in God, it's like a blind person asking if I'm black, so that they can put me in the right category.
The Christian is a [person] of joy... A gloomy Christian is a contradiction of terms, and nothing in all religious history has done Christianity more harm than its connection with black clothes and long faces.
Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer give a damn.
When a black person has no electricity, no water, they call it the ghetto.
When white people have no electricity and no water, they call it camping.
I like a very dark house, just black.
I sit there and just think. Once I'm still and quiet inside, I'll begin. It's very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.
But it's possible to love more than one person at a time, Bella. I've seen it in action.
Half of the modern world goes back as far as Pearl Jam.
The real historians go back to U2. But they need to go back further. They have to go back to the '50s and '60s, where things started. That's how you get to be your own personality, by studying the masters. Rock and roll was white kids trying to make black music and failing, gloriously!
You have Hillary Clinton who has called black teens or black kids super predators, you have Donald Trump who's openly racist. We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn't make sense to me because if that was any other person you'd be in prison.